The Weak Attack The Strong

In the American Interest, AHS speaker Jakub Grygiel discusses why overconfident and dismissive Vladimir Putin believes that nothing can stand in his way:

"This gap between our expectations and reality is particularly relevant for Russia’s ongoing westward push. It is a weak state, but weak states are often not deterred by stronger ones, and attack even when in the end the odds are against them. Putin may do the unthinkable, after all."